International Journal of Public Sector Management: Volume 27 Issue 5


Table of contents - Special Issue: Converging hybrid worlds? Medicine and hospital management in Europe

Management in hospitals : A career track and a career trap. A comparison of physicians and nurses in Norway

Laila Nordstrand Berg, Haldor Byrkjeflot

The hospital sector has expanded in Norway with reforms and a strong demand for better management. The purpose of this paper is to examine: first, how this has affected…


Management in medicine or medics in management? The changing role of doctors in German hospitals

Ingo Bode, Markus Maerker

Internationally, management in medicine has become a topical issue in health care research and policy. Against this background, the purpose of this paper is to examine the…


Transforming hospital management à la francaise: The new role of clinical managers in French public hospitals

Didier Vinot

The perpose of this paper is to analyse recent changes in the management of French public hospitals, following a reform enacted in 2009 and aimed at bolstering the…

Medical management: hostage to its own history? The case of Italian clinical directors

Marco Sartirana, Anna Prenestini, Federico Lega

As a consequence of new public management reforms, leading professionals in public service organizations have increasingly been involved in management roles. The…


Polish and UK doctors’ engagement with hospital management

Kathy Hartley, Marcin Kautsch

The purpose of this paper is to present the findings of a short research project, conducted in 2010 as part of a larger EU funded action investigating the participation…


Three conceptualizations of hybrid management in hospitals

Haldor Byrkjeflot, Peter Kragh Jespersen

The purpose of this paper is to bring the discussion on the relationship between management and medicine a step forward by focussing on: first, how the notion of hybrid…

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